Scott Henderson III

Obituary of Scott Linscott Henderson III

Charles “Scott” L. Henderson III, 70, of The Villages, Florida passed away suddenly on Tuesday (July 5, 2022) while doing what he loved his whole entire life…playing softball.

Scott was born January 21, 1952 in Dallas, Texas, the son of Charles “Chuck” L. and Ruth (Chaney) Henderson Jr. He married Donna Blake on November 14, 1970 in Kankakee, Illinois.

Scott is survived by his wife, Donna, and his two children, Amy (Scott) Kukuck of Maryland, and Andy (Jennifer) Henderson of Arizona; one brother Tom (Valerie) Henderson; two sisters, Becky (Gary) Wilson, and Nancy Henderson Taylor; four grandchildren, Seth and Mya Kukuck, and Lucy and Phoebe Henderson; and his dog/companion, Sox.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Scott lived and worked in Kankakee, Illinois for most of his life. He had a 36 year career as financial consultant at Morgan Stanley. Scott was an avid Chicago White Sox fan and had a love for baseball and softball alike, playing 16 years of fastpitch softball for Azzarelli Cardinals, Kankakee Feds & Herscher Tobey Truckers. He was inducted into the Illinois Fastpitch Softball Hall of Fame as a 3rd baseman in 2000. He retired from his career in late 2019 and relocated to The Villages. For his last few years Scott had been enjoying retirement and living life to its fullest, actively participating in the Division 5 Summer 2022 Softball League where he played 3rd base for the Buckeyes & Lions. His hobbies also included golfing, playing cards, participating in trivia night, and spending time with close friends and neighbors. Scott lived a life of integrity. He had a kind and generous heart. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be sorely missed.

Cremation rites have been accorded. A private memorial service will be held in Florida for close family and friends. Scott gave in death, as he gave in life. He was an organ and tissue donor.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Tunnels to Towers (www.t2t.org) which was an organization close to Scott’s heart.

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